Ras El Hanout

Ras El Hanout
Ras El Hanout
Ras El Hanout Ras El Hanout
SKU
100266 001
$11.54
Net Weight:
2.7 oz
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Warm and dusky, the luxurious scent of our salt-free Ras El Hanout whispers the promise of a fragrant culinary journey that will take you across the elements of land and sky. An ensemble of carefully proportioned herbs and spices, it brings the sunny warmth of peppery spices, from peppercorn to paprika, into harmony with sweet aromatics like cinnamon and anise. There is deep earthiness from cumin, caraway, and turmeric, that plays off of a bold, citrusy lift from sassy cardamom. The breezy, gentle floral flavors of lavender and rose petals round out the heat and savory sweetness in this complex seasoning blend. We blend our Ras El Hanout in small batches in our facility, to protect the freshness of this complex blend and provide our customers with the freshest product possible.

There’s a folk tale about the origins of Ras El Hanout that involves a clash between two angry camels, a pile of spilled spices in a caravan, and a clever Moroccan spice merchant who saw a pile of mixed spices as a business opportunity. This lemons-to-lemonade tall tale is charming, but it belies the esteem that Ras El Hanout held along the Spice Road. Ras El Hanout translates to "top of the shop" and it represented the best that Moroccan spices merchants, or souks, had to offer. It was a highly individualized blend—it still is, with no single recipe that defines it—and could have as few as 4 and as many as 100 spices put into the mix. Rather, it was a badge of honor to have the most sought after version of this blend. We feel confident that we’ve hit the right notes with 19 spices and herbs in our mix; Ras El Hanout represents how a carefully crafted mix of diverse spices can be married to create a spice blend where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

 

Tips From Our Kitchen

 

Use the inherent warmth of salt-free Ras El Hanout to deepen the sweet flavors of carrot or butternut squash soup. Add to mashed sweet potatoes. Put it in a marinade for grilled chicken or lamb with some olive oil and lemon juice. Add 1/2 - 1 teaspoon to a cup of couscous or rice. It can stand up to long cooking times, so coat some short ribs in Ras El Hanout and braise until they are fork-tender. It’s wonderful on vegetables; toss cauliflower in Ras El Hanout and roast, or coat the interior of an acorn squash and put that in the oven. It’s wonderful with hummus, and we’ve even heard from a customer that likes to add some to mayonnaise, elevating the game for her day to day sandwiches and wraps.

Our salt-free Ras El Hanout is hand blended from paprika, mustard, black pepper, cumin, grains of paradise, turmeric, coriander, long pepper, nigella, caraway, anise, cardamom, mace, ginger, cinnamon, lavender, cubeb, ajwain and rose petals.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories8

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium1.0mg0%

Total Carbohydrate1.3g0%

Dietary Fiber0.6g2%

Total Sugars0.1g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.4g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium9mg1%

Iron1mg3%

Potassium32mg1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
15 total ratings.

Karen O. (Verified buyer) 02/10/2022
Oh my, this changed up Oh my, this changed up Carrot soup like nothing else. Deep rich spices with a hint of heat! Absolutely delish!

Alan W. (Verified buyer) 05/21/2020
Ras al Hanout Something new for me, a spice combination I have never tried. Made a carrot and chickpea tangine. Sauce good, chickpeas good, but next time I'll leave out the carrots. Ras al Hanout similar to curry, but sufficiently different to make it a nice addition to our spice rack.

Stan C. (Verified buyer) 04/13/2020
Bravo Ras El Hanout! Our order arrived in the mail and the aroma permeated the kitchen just by opening the box. We used half the amount of Ras El Hanout Moroccan chicken recipe called for. No reason to cut the recipe amount - the next usage will be the full recipe amount. It went well with the ginger, garlic, onion, and turmeric spices called for the recipe. Looking forward to using the mild and savory Ras El Hanout roasted vegetables and fish.

Melva B. (Verified buyer) 07/16/2019
Perfect blend. Perfect blend.

Jennifer B. (Verified buyer) 01/14/2019
For Ras El Hanout Gave this as a gift. My foodie brother loves it. He had never heard of this spice, but has used it several times and really enjoys the flavors. Thank you for a quality product, fast shipping and great packaging. Sincerely, Jen

Rocky P. (Verified buyer) 10/03/2018
Complex and excellent Getting used to curries. This one was excellent! Brought some into a cooking class, and the teacher loved it. On a dare to spice up a sandwich, added some to mayonnaise. OMG - flavor city!

travis d. (Verified buyer) 07/18/2018
Ras el hanout Great depth and complexity.

Lisa (Verified buyer) 07/17/2017
Ras El Hanout I made pork chops with butternut squash and used this as a rub on the meat. It was SO good, it reminded me a little bit of Thanksgiving spices, it has a spicy (but not hot) almost raisin-y thing going on. Can't wait to try in a cous cous and with sweet potatoes!

Norma (Verified buyer) 10/12/2015
Ras El Hanout I made a meatloaf with lamb and this spice as the main seasoning. It was a complete success! I can think of a lot more tasty uses for it... ;-D

Mayala (Verified buyer) 04/01/2015
Ras El Hanout It is a great way to add spice to roasted veggies, especially cauliflower, sweet potatoes and potatoes. It works wonders on legumes chicken and fish as well. Honestly it is the only spice blend I have to have in my spice cabinet. Get some!
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